Yes, you read the title correctly, Resident Evil 7, is being Streamed to the Nintendo Switch, from a bunch of servers, probably owned by Capcom or Nintendo, sort of like a service, you do not own the game at all, not digitally or physically, you only get to play the game for a certain amount of time, based on what you paid.
OK, must admit, this game is currently only going to be available in Japan, and could just be a test for consumer interest in the idea, but still… If this comes to Europe and other areas, how will we react? well, this is what I have to say.
Well, **** you Capcom, I purchased this console so I can A: Download my games or B own a physical version of the game, not a paid streaming service. If I wanted that, I would purchase a better platform and there would be more than one damn game on the service to play. 2,000 yen ($18) gets you a 180-day “ticket;” there’ll also be a free 15-minute demo (whoopie), so if you have a wonderful internet connection, you can enjoy the privilege of not owning the game, but buying the time to play the game, but the game does come with all the DLC (yawn)
If you have yet to play Resident Evil 7, paying for this service, might be something you want to do, but the play anywhere, at anytime, that Nintendo loves to toot its horns about, is being shoved down the crapper, with this version of the game as you will need to be online to Steam the game to your device. So the Nintendo Switch loses all its benefits, taking it anywhere, to play anything at anytime, well done Capcom and well done Nintendo for allowing this sort of practice on your new gaming system.
Guess what I am going to say, buy the game on another platform and don’t give Capcom your money for this rip-off. The game is cheaper overall, and you get to keep it, play offline and own it. Maybe Capcom will understand what the system is all about next time, and allow us to actually own the game, so we can play it, any bloody where, and any bloody time.
So from us to you Capcom, go and **** yourselves with this rip-off.
Puttin aside my feeling towards the cloud version of the game, Resident Evil 7 is a great game and you should experience it if you have not yet and here is a link to our review on the site, its the gold edition available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One written by Phil Dean.